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  • Start date details

    June 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, term time: Full Time: 37 hours per week, Term Time Only 8am – 4pm (Monday to Thursday (3.30pm Friday) We would also consider hours of work 9am/9.30am start with a 3pm/3.30pm finish (depending on the candidate).

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

We have a vacancy for an Assistant Chaplain. The Chaplaincy Team, under the leadership of the full-time Chaplain, will work closely with the Headteacher, Senior Management Team and the Religious Education Department to ensure that the:

  • Christian ethos of the school is maintained in all aspects of the School Community.
  • School is a worshipping community through the promotion and use of
  • Liturgical celebrations marking various school occasions.
  • Work of building bridges between home, school and parish is actively maintained.
  • Spiritual needs of the school are met to the best of our ability.

The Chaplaincy Team serves the personal and spiritual needs of the school community and fosters links with Parish communities. All applicants must be a committed and practising Christian. Experience in youth work and education is desirable. This is a term time only position. We will consider applicants on a full-time or part-time basis.

What the school offers its staff

We are extremely proud of the quality of education, opportunities and life experiences that our children receive.

This is only possible thanks to the fantastic staff who put students first and are committed to all aspects of the

St Edmund’s family. Our outcomes for students have been the best in Portsmouth and South Hampshire for several years. St Edmund’s has been in the top 10% of all schools nationally for many years. We have been rated

Outstanding by Ofsted in 2016 and June 2022 AND Outstanding in our Section 48 report in 2012 and 2023. This fantastic achievement reflects the special learning environment which exists here at St Edmund’s, allowing students to learn and develop in a family where mutual trust, respect, collaboration and tolerance are fostered. Staff working at the school can enjoy their roles and reap the rewards of working with young people and educating the future generations of our world.

Commitment to safeguarding

In line with Safer Recruitment guidance, we DO NOT accept CV’s.

The school is committed to safeguarding and the promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of appointment

As part of our Safer Recruitment guidance social media profiles will be checked upon appointment.

As we are unable to offer a sponsorship, we can only accept applications from candidates that already have the right to work in the UK.

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About St Edmund's Catholic School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1120 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

St Edmund’s is a popular Voluntary Aided secondary school in the heart of Portsmouth and serves a wide area. It is an Outstanding school (Ofsted 2016 and 2022) serving a diverse population.

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